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2011-08-10 18:15:52

Press release from PLoS Medicine Despite being widely available for sale in low-and-middle income countries, commercial serological tests used to detect active tuberculosis (by identifying antibodies to the tuberculosis-causing bacterium in a blood sample) do not accurately diagnose TB and, furthermore, often test positive when the patient does not have TB (false positive) and test negative when the patient actually has TB (false negative). In addition, as shown in India, the use of such...

2011-08-08 19:54:01

In patients with acute myocardial infarction (heart attack), blood loss from greater use of phlebotomy (blood drawn for diagnostic testing) appears to be independently associated with the development of hospital-acquired anemia (HAA), according to a report published Online First by Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. The article is part of the journal's Less Is More series. Anemia (low red blood cell count or low hemoglobin level) is associated with greater...

2011-07-28 09:22:00

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., July 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- VeraLight Inc., a privately held medical device company, today announced its SCOUT DS® Device was granted CE Mark approval for noninvasive diabetes screening. The easy to operate device needs no blood, does not require fasting, and yields an immediate result. The patient simply places their forearm onto the portable table-top unit and a quantitative result is reported in about three minutes. Data from 421 study subjects...

2011-07-20 00:00:31

Tosoh Bioscience, Inc. will be featuring a complete solution for HbA1c monitoring at AACC 2011 in Atlanta from July 24 to 28 (Booth #401). South San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) July 19, 2011 Tosoh Bioscience, Inc. will be featuring a complete solution for HbA1c monitoring at AACC 2011 in Atlanta from July 24 to 28 (Booth #401). Tosoh's HbA1c product line includes the highly respected G8 HPLC Analyzer, as well as the newly introduced ST AIA-PACK HbA1c assay; which can be run on Tosoh's AIA-360,...

2011-06-01 00:06:49

Orawell Oral HIV Rapid Test Proves to be Product of Choice for Those Seeking Confidential Results (PRWEB) May 31, 2011 Since Orawell hit the market, many customers have declared the product more than satisfactory and are pleased with the results. Sales increased by 22% in the month of May. OrawellUSA believes that the change of season is responsible for the increase due to the phenomenon of people being more socially engaged during the warmer months. Secondly, we have had a rise in...

2011-05-27 07:02:22

Ivanhoe Newswire) -- A widely used combination of two common medications may cause unexpected increases in blood glucose levels, according to a new study. Researchers were surprised at the finding because neither of the two drugs "” one, an antidepressant marketed as Paxil, and the other, a cholesterol-lowering medication called Pravachol "” has a similar effect alone. "These kinds of drug interactions are almost certainly occurring all of the time, but, because they are not part...

2011-05-02 07:45:00

KANSAS CITY, Mo., May 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study found that the recommended blood test may not be enough to catch type 2 diabetes in overweight children, missing more than two-thirds of children at high-risk for the condition. Researchers from Children's Mercy Hospital and Clinics found that performing two tests - both the recommended hemoglobin A1C test and an oral glucose tolerance test - could dramatically reduce the risk of delayed diagnosis in overweight children. The...

2011-04-13 21:56:15

High levels of a protein associated with chronic, low-grade inflammation in the brain correlate with aspects of memory decline in otherwise cognitively normal older adults, according to a study led by scientists at the University of California, San Francisco. The study is being reported in a poster session at the American Academy of Neurology annual meeting on Wednesday, April 13, 2011. Inflammation is part of the body's natural immune response to tissue damage. However, chronic inflammation...

2011-04-12 12:18:00

FRESNO, Calif., April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A recent study conducted by the University of Toronto found that pistachios limit blood sugar response in the body of people with metabolic syndrome. This study shows that pistachios are a smart snack choice, not only for healthy individuals, but also for those struggling with certain health problems. This study is being presented today at the Experimental Biology meeting. Recently published research has shown that pistachios help limit blood...


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